The Randalls were honored at the 63rd IFA Annual Convention

LAS VEGAS—The International Franchise Association (IFA) named Don and Craig Randall, owners of multiple FirstLight Home Care territories in South Carolina and North Carolina, as a 2022 Franchisee of the Year. The Randalls were honored at the 63rd IFA Annual Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada, for being outstanding franchise establishment owner-operators.

“Franchisee of the Year recipients represent the best in franchising,” said Matthew Haller, president and CEO of the International Franchise Association. “This is the highest honor IFA awards to individual franchisees, and local business owners like Don and Craig Randall exemplify the power of franchising and its positive contributions to communities around the world.”

The Franchisee of the Year Award, sponsored by IFA’s partner Paychex, recognizes leading franchise owners from IFA member brands whose performance and contributions help protect, enhance and promote the franchise business model. Nominated by their parent company, individuals are selected for their service to their communities, fostering a strong and vibrant workforce, opening the doors for career growth and entrepreneurship and supporting their fellow franchisees.

Co-owners and father-son team Don and Craig Randall operate six territories, including Myrtle Beach, Charleston, Beaufort, Simpsonville and Greenville, South Carolina, and Wilmington, North Carolina.

“Don and Craig have an outstanding team of professionals who’ve been providing clients and families with compassionate care for more than 10 years,” said FirstLight President and CEO Glee McAnanly. “This team continues to experience tremendous growth and they live our mission and core values every day. We are grateful for the service they provide to individuals in their communities, and for the ongoing support they give to our franchise network.”

There are approximately 800,000 franchised businesses across the U.S., providing more than 8.4 million direct jobs and generating more than $800 billion in economic output. According to Oxford Economics, franchising on average provides higher wages and better benefits than non-franchised businesses, as well as greater entrepreneurial opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, and other underrepresented communities.